We have all been recently affected by poor air quality due to the unfortunate fires burning in the area. I know a lot of us have experienced clogged nasal passage ways and scratchy or sore throats. Some of us have experienced coughing.

There are ways to naturally clear and heal the lunges. Here are some suggestions to consider:

Steam therapy, or steam inhalation, involves inhaling water vapor to open the airways and help the lungs drain mucus.

People with lung conditions may notice their symptoms worsening in cold or dry air. This climate can dry out the mucous membranes in the airways and restrict blood flow.

Conversely, steam adds warmth and moisture to the air, which may improve breathing and help loosen mucus inside the airways and lungs. Inhaling water vapor can provide immediate relief and help people breathe more easily.

A small study  involving 16 males with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung condition that makes it harder to breathe, found that steam mask therapy led to significantly lower heart rates and respiratory rates than non-steam mask therapy.

Green tea contains many antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation in the lungs. These compounds may even protect lung tissue from the harmful effects of smoke inhalation.

A recent studyTrusted Source  involving more than 1,000 adults in Korea reported that people who drank at least 2 cups of green tea per day had better lung function than those who drank none.

Similarly, all anti-inflammatory foods can be helpful. Inflammation of the airways can make breathing difficult and cause the chest to feel heavy and congested. Eating anti-inflammatory foods can reduce inflammation to relieve these symptoms.

Consider getting an air filter for your home.

Eating raw ginger or drinking ginger tea helps unclog the respiratory track and eliminates toxins from the lungs.

Herbs help. Oregano is a natural decongestant and smooths nasal airflow. Peppermint is also a natural decongestant and helps fight bacteria that settles in the lungs.

There are quite a few lung-clearing supplements on the market that could be beneficial and worth a shot.

Movement and breath and some of the best ways to circulate pollutants out of your body, especially the lungs. Keep moving — and keep breathing! (Deeply into the diaphragm and exhale fully.)

Stay healthy and safe out there.


Friday’s Workout
Practice

A) Work heavy deadlift for 3 reps
B) AMRAP 15
8 MB Burpee –> Thruster –> Explosive Thruster (releasing the ball)
8 Box Jumps
8 Pull Ups

Saturday’s Workout

CF Open 20.4

For time:
30 box jumps, 24/20
15 clean and jerks, (RX 95/65, Scaled 65/35)
30 box jumps, 24in
15 clean and jerks, (RX 135/85, Scaled 95/55)
30 box jumps, 24 in.
10 clean and jerks, (RX 185/115, Scaled 115/75)
30 single-leg squats (Scaled 20/14lb med ball step ups)
10 clean and jerks, (RX 225/145, Scaled 135/95)
30 single-leg squats
5 clean and jerks, (RX 275/175, Scaled 155/105)
30 single-leg squats
5 clean and jerks, (RX 315/205, Scaled 185/115)

Time cap: 20 minutes

Sunday’s Workout

AMRAP 27
Teams of 2
Buy In: 30 Burpees
400M Run
40 Wall Balls (20/14)
40 Hang Cleans (95/65)
Split work up as you would like. Score is total reps of Wall Balls and Cleans completed.

Monday’s Workout
Practice

A) Front Squats
5×3 @ 90% ( 30 Minutes)

B) Amrap 10
200m row
12 Box Stepups with DB
12 Push Presses with DB

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